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Trout Stocking Moved to Oct. 12 at Omaha’s Benson Park

LINCOLN – The stocking of rainbow trout at Omaha’s Benson Park Pond has been moved up to Oct. 12 to accommodate the Oct. 16 Cops and Bobbers family fishing event.

Initially, the 1,050 10-inch trout were scheduled to be stocked Oct. 25 by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Stocking schedules are always considered tentative.

Game and Parks and Omaha Police Department are hosting Cops and Bobbers, which will run from 1-4 p.m. Bait, tackle, fishing poles and a hot dog lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Oct. 10. To register, email jessica.swanson@cityofomaha.org.

In addition, the stocking of Grove Lake in Antelope County, scheduled for Oct. 25, now is set for some time during the week of Oct. 24.

The following is the remaining stocking schedule, with quantities:

Oct. 5 – Morrill Ponds, Morrill: north, 1,350; middle, 450; south, 400

Oct. 6 – Holdrege City Lake, Holdrege, 2,000; Windmill SRA Lake No. 2, Gibbon, 600; Fort Kearny SRA Lake No. 6, Kearney, 1,200

Oct. 11 – Crystal Cove Lake, South Sioux City, 4,250

Oct. 12 – Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 1,050; Fremont SRA Lake No. 2, Fremont, 4,750; Oxford City Lake, Oxford, 300; Elm Creek, Red Cloud, 1,000; Lexington City Lake, Lexington, 750

Oct. 13 – Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3,000; Bowling Lake, south pond, Lincoln, 400

Oct. 14 – Carter P. Johnson Lake, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 2,500

Oct. 17 – CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 1,500; Lake Halleck, Papillion, 1,200; David City Park Pond West, David City, 600

Oct. 18 – Standing Bear Lake, Omaha, 4,000; Niobrara SP Ponds, Niobrara, 750; Curtis Golf Course Pond, Curtis, 150; Birdwood WMA, North Platte, 4,000

Oct. 19 – TaHaZouka Park Lake, Norfolk, 1,500; Pawnee Pond West, Columbus, 1,500

Oct. 20 – Standing Bear Lake, Omaha, 3,250; Hitchcock Park Pond, Omaha, 450; Towl Park Pond, 300

Oct. 24 – Fort Kearny SRA Lake No. 6, Kearney, 120; Holdrege City Lake, Holdrege, 200; Windmill SRA Lake No. 2, Gibbon, 60; Such’s Lake, Grand Island, 650; Heartwell Park Lake, Hastings, 900; Independence Landing, Seward, 600

Week of Oct. 24 – Grove Lake, Royal, 1,250

Oct. 25 – Steinhart Park Ponds, Nebraska City, 1,200; Fairgrounds Lake, Auburn, 800; Stanton Lake, Falls City, 200; Humboldt City Park Lake, Humboldt, 600; Pawnee City Park Lake, Pawnee City, 300; Weeping Water Pond, Weeping Water, 1,500

Oct. 26 – Ord City Lake, Ord, 1,500; Melham Park Lake, Broken Bow, 1,200; Ansley City Lake, Ansley, 1,200

Oct. 27 – Gracie Creek Pond, Burwell, 1,000

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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